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English noun: plate

1. plate (artifact) (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score

SamplesHe ruled that the runner failed to touch home.

Synonymshome, home base, home plate

Broader (hypernym)bag, base

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

2. plate (artifact) a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

Broader (hypernym)flat solid, sheet

Narrower (hyponym)baffle, baffle board, cylinder head, damper, disc, disk, engraving, escutcheon, fin keel, fishplate, grid, gusset, gusset plate, L-plate, lamella, license plate, nameplate, numberplate, plate iron, platen, plessimeter, pleximeter, storage-battery grid, tap

3. plate (artifact) a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)

Broader (hypernym)illustration

Narrower (hyponym)fashion plate

4. plate (artifact) dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten

Broader (hypernym)flatware

Narrower (hyponym)dessert plate, dinner plate, paper plate, salad bowl, salad plate, soup plate, steel plate

5. plate (quantity) the quantity contained in a plate


Broader (hypernym)containerful

6. plate (object) a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly

Synonymscrustal plate

Broader (hypernym)crust, Earth's crust

7. plate (food) the thin under portion of the forequarter

Broader (hypernym)cut of beef

8. plate (food) a main course served on a plate

SamplesA vegetable plate.
The blue plate special.

Broader (hypernym)entree, main course

9. plate (body) any flat platelike body structure or part

Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure

Narrower (hyponym)comb, frill, lamina, operculum

10. plate (artifact) the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube

Broader (hypernym)anode

Part meronymelectron tube, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, tube, vacuum tube

11. plate (artifact) a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded

Synonymsphotographic plate

Broader (hypernym)flat solid, sheet

Narrower (hyponym)quarter plate

12. plate (artifact) structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage

Broader (hypernym)structural member

Narrower (hyponym)wall plate

Part meronymconstruction, structure

13. plate (artifact) a shallow receptacle for collection in church

Synonymscollection plate

Broader (hypernym)receptacle

14. plate (artifact) a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

Synonymsscale, shell

Broader (hypernym)shield

Narrower (hyponym)armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, horseshoe, plate armor, plate armour, shell plating, shoe

15. plate (artifact) a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth

Synonymsdental plate, denture

Broader (hypernym)dental appliance

Narrower (hyponym)bridge, bridgework, false teeth, partial denture

English verb: plate

1. plate (contact) coat with a layer of metal

SamplesPlate spoons with silver.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)coat, surface

Narrower (hyponym)chrome, chromium-plate, electroplate, gold plate, gold-plate, goldplate, nickel, silver, silver-plate, silverplate, tin, tin

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